Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 60 minutes
For The BBQ Sauce
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1 cup diced onion
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 1/2 cups ketchup
- 1/4 cup bourbon
- 2 Tbsp cider vinegar
- 3 Tbsp molasses
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp hot sauce
For The Shrimp
- 1 1/2 lbs peeled and deveined large shrimp
- 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 4 cups prepared grits
- 1 Tbsp chopped freen onions
In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and cook the onion and garlic until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in ketchup, bourbon, vinegar, molasses, brown sugar, and hot sauce. Bring to low heat and simmer until thickened, about 45 minutes.
Transfer the sauce to a blender and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
Preheat your grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Oil the grill with the vegetable oil. Brush the shrimp with 1/2 cup of the sauce and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill until pink and firm, about 5 minutes.
Serve on grits sprinkled with green onions and remaining bbq sauce.
This BBQ sauce would be great with ribs or pulled pork.
The BBQ sauce can be made up to 5 days ahead.
Serve this shrimp and grits with Zesty Lemonade Mimosas.